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Copy of Greek Myth: Pygmalion & Galatea

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Greek Myth: Pygmalion & Galatea
Group 5
Aileen Aurestila Wilpe Papa
Khery Bacalso Jodee Mae Papa
Cyprus - island that first received gifts when Venus(Roman)/Aphrodite(Greek) rose from the foam
Setting
Characters
Pygmalion
Pygmalion told himself art was all he needed and made a statue of a women, who in his eyes no other maiden could look like her.
Myth
gifted young sculptor of Cyprus
woman hater
Symbolizes:
Breath of life
Life is everywhere
Myth
Feast of Venus
Cyprus was decorated by:
Snow white heifers horns were glided and used as offerings
Incenses used at every altar
Crowds thronged her temple
Unhappy lovers gave gifts to goddess for help with relationships
Myth
Pygmalion was in good omen & headed home to find his statue had turned into a real woman.
Theme
Love is not bound by moral and immoral rules or laws, can be found in many ways, take form in many shapes, and can grow purely out of nothing.
Shows true love in its purest form.
Questions
1.) What was the name of the island the myth takes place on and what was it known for?
2.) What was Venus known for?
6.) Name one thing Pygmalion did to his statue.
5.) What statute did he work devotedly on, and why was that choice ironic?
3.)What is the name of the man this myth is centered around?
4.) What special talent did Pygmalion have?
7.) Name one way Cyprus celebrated on the Feast Day of Venus.
8.) When he prayed to Venus, what did Pygmalion originally wish for?
9.) How did Venus grace their wedding?
10.) What was the name of the statue and their son?
Cyprus; It was the first island to receive gifts when Venus rose from the foam
She was the Goddess of Passionate Love and helped with various love-related problems.
Pygmalion
He was an excellent sculptor.
A statue of a woman; he was a woman-hater.
Kissed & caressed her
Dressed her in rich robes
Brought her gifts - birds & flowers
Tucked her in bed
Snow white heifers horns were glided for offerings
Incense burned at every altar
Crowds thronged her temple
Unhappy lovers had gifts for goddess to help with relationships
A lover like his statue
By attending their wedding
Galatea and Paphos, respectively
Pygmalion
Venus/Aphrodite
Determined to help Pygmalion
Myth
Myth
Had a son and named him after Venus’s favorite city, Paphos
Myth
Venus graced their marriage with her presence
Pygmalion named the maiden Galatea
Myth
Feast of Venus
Pygmalion asked Venus to find a maiden like his statue
His offering: bull
“If you can grant all things, you gods, I wish as a bride to have one like my ivory girl.”
Venus favored his prayer - flame of altar leaped up 3 times
Characters
Venus(Roman)/Aphrodite(Greek)
Goddess of Passionate Love
Symbolizes:
Love
Beauty
Sex
Fertility
Prosperity
Victory
Characters
Galatea
Made out of ivory
Turned into woman
Married Pygmalion
Name means "who is white as milk"
Symbolizes embodiment
Fell in love with statue
Kissed & caressed her, though she was unresponsive
Dressed her in rich robes
Brought her gifts - birds & flowers
Tucked her in bed
Myth
Pygmalion & his "maiden"
Today's Society
Artwork depicting the myth of "Pygmalion and Galatea are located in metropolitan museums.
Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, Vésoul 1824–1904 Paris)
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, possibly 1812 - 1820
Today's Society
Myth

Pygmalion knew Venus was responsible for his sculpture's gift of life.
Fun fact: Located Northwest of Venus's rock
Music
Aileen Aurestila
Khery Bacalso
Wilpe Papa
Jodee Mae Papellero
PYGMALION EFFECT
is the phenomenon whereby the greater the expectation placed upon the person, the better they perform
Lord Of The Rings
Soundtracks
Credits to:
Google
YouTube
Prezi
And to my ever beautiful classmates and to Mrs. Saturnina Alia
Values
Pray to God for He is benevolent and will help you
Love sees no bound
Ovid purpose
Moral Reflection
Initial Action
Rising Action
Climax
Climax
Falling action
Resolution
Resolution
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